Zero Waste Project Manager

Jonathan Levy, Zero Waste Project Manager at Go2Zero, has worked in operational excellence and supply chain management for more than 10 years. His depth of experience includes supply chain optimization in warehousing and distribution, to extensive waste characterization analysis and zero waste education and outreach. This foundation was the basis of shifting his focus from traditional to circular supply chains.

For multiple years, Jonathan has been the face of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works’ Smart Business Recycling Program, conducting waste characterizations and outreach to more than 350 businesses in unincorporated Los Angeles County. He has overseen the transition of more than 2000 businesses into the City of Los Angeles’ recycLA program.


Judi Gregory, owner of Go2Zero Strategies, has worked in the recycling and solid waste management field for more than 25 years. Her experience includes work in multiple industry sectors; however recent years have been focused on the development of industry-related training and certification programs, including the launch of GreenEducation.US, an online learning platform for environmentally focused education. Ms. Gregory is a certified Zero Waste Business Associate by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council.

Among its accolades, Go2Zero Strategies was awarded Small Business of the Year by the CA Small Business Administration and Judi was awarded a Senate Resolution by District 25 Senator Liu. Go2Zero has received the WRAP Award from the CA Integrated Waste Management Board and Judi was named as “Recycler of the Year” award by the California Resource Recovery Association. 

Manager of Educational Programs

Jill Donello partners with organizations to analyze systems, processes and people to increase efficiency and reduce waste through system redesign, training, education and change management programs.  Jill has more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of content-live, filmed, written, and animated to diverse audiences in multiple industries.

At GreenEducation.US, Jill brings new sustainability professionals together with industry experts in waste reduction and business redesign to create a training ground for those who wish to lead the Zero Waste economy in the future. Through education, application, and implementation, GreenEducation.US guides students and partnering organizations to achieve Zero Waste goals. Jill became one of the first certified TRUE Advisors through GCBI.

Project Manager

Cory is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, with a B.S. in Environmental Management & Policy, and minors in economics and mathematics. He worked as a Project Coordinator for the UNC Asheville Student Environmental Center, overseeing educational waste-reduction events and coordinating with faculty to improve sustainable resource management. Thereafter, became the Route Assistant at Orange Recycling Services and gained an in-depth understanding of the physical and economic aspects of the recycling industry. Cory committed to pursue a career in sustainable waste management, which encompasses sustainable behavior, environmental justice, education, and economics. He became the Waste Reduction Intern at UNC Asheville, working to educate peers on waste reduction strategies, perform waste assessments, and develop and maintain the university’s vermicomposting (worm composting) program. In his free time, Cory works to improve his own at-home vermicomposting system, practice the bass guitar, and play ultimate frisbee.

Zero Waste Associate

Edgar Villasenor has more than 13 years of customer service experience, spanning from food service to grocery service. His waste reduction work began in 2017 as a crew member at a local Trader Joe's grocery store. There he took a leading role in the newly implemented organics composting program. This included monitoring the amount of organic waste being produced and educating order writers on how to reduce organic waste. This helped him obtain his position at Go2Zero Strategies.

Edgar is part of multiple projects for waste reduction and sustainability practices. He has managed successfully to educate clients around Downtown Los Angeles on proper waste management, and to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. He provides assistance on reducing waste in a number of Vallarta supermarkets via waste assessments. Edgar also plays a key role in educating residents of Los Angeles County on sustainable and ethical home garden practices.

Zero Waste Associate

Marlene Gonzalez has worked in the customer service field for 19 years, spanning retail, hospitality, marketing & promotion, and education. As a driver’s instructor, she educated new motorists on driving protocols and safety measures, in groups and individually. Her expertise provided a segue into her position as a Zero Waste Associate. She educates and trains businesses of different sizes. Marlene is confident, knowledgeable, and continually seeking new and efficient ways to communicate with her diverse customer base.

Marlene has been at the forefront of Los Angeles’s recycLA program, implemented in July 2017. She assisted commercial businesses and multi-family dwellings in the transition by right sizing trash services and adding recycling and composting bins. She works with customers to identify their compliance with state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826. She is passionate about educating the public on how to reduce its environmental footprint.

Zero Waste Associate

Ana L. Garcia has worked with low income families and communities for more 15 years in the nonprofit sector. She began as an Outreach Specialist, in the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities as well as in other underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Her experience includes outreach/community canvassing, community liaison, program and events coordinating, and conducting presentations and orientations, counselor for at-risk youth and a FamilySource Center coordinator.

As an Outreach Specialist, Ana worked at the front lines to assist families and communities with housing, food banks, clothing, application assistance for Medi-Cal, CalWorks, CalFresh, and Metro Bus coupons. She has also assisted youth engagement in their communities as part of a counseling program that included beautification projects, mural painting, and youth-on-youth mentorships. Her experience has brought her to her current position as a Zero Waste Associate. Canvassing communities, she is training and educating to raise awareness on Zero Waste and Sustainable Resource Management. She knows how to relate, build rapport with customers, and show care for the communities she serves.

Zero Waste Associate

Nicole Hernandez, Zero Waste Associate, has worked in food waste recycling and solid waste management for the past year. Her experience consists of providing solutions to organic waste diversion in service of residences, commercial businesses, and special events.

In 2018, she assisted in establishing the standard operating procedures for organics waste management at a major athletic stadium, which held large-scale events for up to 100,000 attendees. During this time, Nicole has hosted a number of community sustainability events for which she provided education and ou­­­treach materials regarding California State legislation AB 1826 and SB 1383. Additionally, Nicole is proficient in various methods of food waste recycling and has provided leadership and instruction at multiple composting workshops.

Zero Waste Associate

Cyrus Javaheri is the Project Lead in downtown Los Angeles as part of the recycLA program. He oversees the Go2Zero recycLA team in continuing with the education and outreach to the businesses in the area and assists with reducing their waste and footprint on our planet. He and his team are currently the face of recycLA within downtown Los Angeles’s business community, helping them maintain compliance with all California state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826.

Cyrus has decades of experience in customer service and people relations. He has been a banker, educator, construction project manager, and a Zero Waste Specialist. He is an educator at heart and in every career, his focus has always been to steer students and clients to do the right thing for humanity and the environment. Cyrus holds a BA in philosophy with a minor in mathematics from California State University Northridge, and an MA in educational administration with school leadership from California State University Los Angeles.

Zero Waste Associate

Matt Breidenthal has consulted on the launch of the Food Scraps Recycling Program in the City of Oceanside, educating the commercial businesses on recycling and Zero Waste optimization to help bring the city into compliance with AB 1383 and AB 1826. He also worked with the Los Angeles recycLA program in Downtown LA, conducting waste characterizations and analysis to help ensure higher success rates with the program.

Matt's experience began in college where he helped implement a Zero Waste program on campus at CSU Chico and conducted composting seminars on campus and at the local museum for students and the community. This community outreach also consisted of educational seminars for the K-12 schools in that region and hosting sustainability competitions to get the children motivated and excited about transitioning to sustainability. Matt has earned a Certification in Sustainable Resource Management from San Jose State University.

Zero Waste Associate

Elsie Lopez is a Zero Waste Associate with more than three years of progressive experience in Zero Waste + Sustainability. She has engaged in hundreds of waste characterization studies and sorts for multiple clients, including but not limited to, the City of Glendale, CA; the University of Southern California; the recycLA Franchise Program for the City of Los Angeles, CA; and Petco Park.

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Elsie attended the School of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, majoring in Food Marketing. A strength that she brings to our team and clients includes experience in community outreach, which spans direct contact, event planning, event execution, social media, and correspondence. Elsie also is skilled in account management having worked as an educational admissions liaison to ensure parents/caregivers had accurate information and support for student enrollment. Elsie volunteers with Students Run LA, a non-profit organization that engages her mentorship skills in helping students increase individual responsibility, discipline, and goal setting via completion of the Los Angeles Marathon.

She is earning her Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management from San Jose State University.

Zero Waste Associate

Lauren Yang is a Zero Waste Specialist with experience in management of organic materials and sustainable resources. For Go2Zero, Lauren provides outreach to businesses to facilitate their compliance under the auspices of California State Law, SB 1383. She has participated in large-scale waste material characterizations and collected data from businesses and multi-family complexes in support of service provider transition. Lauren also works for Compostable LA to process residential food waste for the creation of compost.

Prior to Go2Zero, Lauren honed supply chain management expertise while working for the US Agency for International Development. At USAID, she supported the coordination for shipment of health commodities including antiretrovirals, antimalarials, and COVID-19 ventilators to partner countries, primarily in Africa. Lauren also provided quality assurance of logistics documentation. She has provided Zero Waste program support and administrative leadership through different education and promotional programs for the Center for Autism & Related Disorders, the UCLA Krieger Child Care Center, and the UCLA Graduate Department of Urban Planning. Lauren remains an avid volunteer for Heal the Bay and volunteered at E3: Ecology, Economy, and Equity. She has served internships at the US Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and the Fair River International Association for Development.

Zero Waste Associate

Kim Krucker is a Zero Waste Associate who brings a breadth of experience in communications, research, and administration to Go2Zero. Currently, Kim engages with a variety of clients to assess and assist with their compliance with California state laws such as AB 341 and AB 1826.

Prior to joining Go2Zero, Kim worked as a legal assistant in corporate law. She oversaw the firm’s recycling program in addition to managing projects for research and legal correspondence. During her time at UBER Technologies, Kim honed leadership skills in project management and troubleshooting technology issues. She actively volunteers for Citizens Climate Lobby and For Love of the Lake, collecting waste and coordinating delivery of recyclable material with local organizations.

Kim speaks Russian and is certified in Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production. She holds her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Russian language from the University of Arizona. Kim is currently earning her Certification as a Sustainable Resource Management Professional via GreenEducation.US.

Zero Waste Associate

Mike Nguyen, Zero Waste Associate, brings expertise in creativity, workflow management, and instructional delivery. Mike joins us from Mariposa ECO Consulting where he worked to broaden knowledge of Zero Waste and supported the Office of Environmental Health & Safety for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has provided training on waste recycling and eco-friendly environmental health safety. Mike has delivered training to 300-2000 facility workers, teachers, staff, and students on proper recycling procedures, and was responsible for coordinating meetings with schools and their leadership. He has devised detailed maps, and planned daily audits of schools and waste assessments. Mike has managed projects and contracts with the Cities of Inglewood, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Maywood, Seal Beach, and Whittier. 

Mike's areas of professional strengths include strategic planning, team leadership, brand awareness, social media, and mechanical art/print production. As a lifelong creative, Mike also maintains a photography practice, specializing in lifestyle and production photography. His portfolio includes comprehensive brand strategy, campaign coordination, and relationships with multinational corporations. Mike holds degrees in the arts and business from the Academy of  Arts Institute San Francisco, the University of Santa Barbara, and Pasadena Community College.

Consultant, Master Gardener

Erin Harris is a certified Master Gardener through the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension. She maintains her status by volunteering at school and community gardens for 25 hours per year in addition to 12 hours per year of continuing education.

As a Master Gardener, Erin has planted, maintained and harvested dozens of gardens throughout Los Angeles County, on behalf of Heart Beet Gardening, Grant Elementary School, Palos Verdes School Gardens, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Lawndale School District, and Netiya. Her passion for the last seven years has been garden education, and she has developed garden curriculum tailored to students of all ages, placing an emphasis on practical skills, healthy food preparation, and composting organic waste. As part of the LA County Smart Gardening program, Erin teaches residents throughout the greater Los Angeles area about the importance of reducing food waste, composting, and employing the principles of organic and regenerative gardening.

Zero Waste Associate, Communications

Myrna Gold, Zero Waste Associate, has communications experience across numerous industries, including public health, technology, and publishing. Myrna develops content for marketing programs of Go2Zero and GreenEducation.US. She provides research, writing, social media campaigns, and strategic communications consulting. She is a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional, CSRMP.

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